A GALASHIELS couple are organising a fun run in in memory of the baby son they lost last year.

And every penny raised will go towards refurbishing the Eildon Room at Borders General Hospital as well as helping others who have lost a baby.

Caitlin Robson and Connor Tofts set up the event, which is due to take place on Saturday, June 9, after their son, Harry Tofts was stillborn at 38 weeks on December 27.

The pair are raising money for the Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal (SIMBA), which helps those who are affected by the loss of a baby. The bereavement charity is also trying to raise enough funds to revamp the Eildon Room at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose.

Caitlin told us: “Most people won’t even be aware that the Eildon Room is there, it’s where parents get to spend time with there baby before the time comes to say goodbye.

“SIMBA is a great Charity, they provide memory boxes to anyone who has a lost a baby at any week in pregnancy. They also have lots of support groups and they really helped me find the right words to tell our five-year-old what had happened to his little brother. Everything they do to help bereaved parents relies on donations.”

The upcoming 5k fun run will start and finish in the car park, adjacent to the Fjordhus business on Currie Road.

Caitlin added: “The route has been tested by a mum with a buggy so parents with prams, kids on bikes, walkers, runners are all welcome.

“The route has also kindly been organised by Arlene Bortha of Galavanters.”

Entries for the 5k run should be made by May 18 and all finishers will receive a commemorative medal.

Anyone wishing to take part in the upcoming Galashiels fun run can contact Caitlin by email at caitlinnr96@gmail.com.

A Facebook group has also been set up, and anyone with queries can get in touch by searching for the ‘Little Angels Fundraiser’ group.

Entries for the memorial run are £5.